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Researchers Explore Construction 3D Printing with Calcined Clay

While industries such as medicine, aerospace, and automotive often seem to steal the wow factor within the 3D printing spotlight, the construction zone has certainly not disappointed in terms of…

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Kamp C Completes Two-Story 3D Printed House in Belgium

Kamp C has been gearing up for a large-scale 3D printing effort at its site in Belgium since last year, with the delivery of a COBOD BOD2 printer measuring 10…

Fast Complexity: ETH Zurich Combines Fast-Setting 3D Printed Concrete and Casting

As a disruptive technology, 3D printing has been behind many positive transformations in major industries, from dental and medical to aerospace and far beyond; however, the construction industry is worth…

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash…

Nanyang Technological University: Processes & Materials in Large Scale Concrete Printing

Yi Wei Daniel Tay of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently submitted a thesis, ‘Large scale 3D concrete printing : process and materials properties,’…

Additive Manufacturing: Self-Compacting Concrete Through Controlled Heating

Researchers from India seek to further improve 3D printing with concrete. In the recently published ‘Additive manufacturing of self-compacting concrete through controlled heating,’ Shashank Shekhar, Manish Kumar, and Rishabh Mathur…

Concrete Choreography Project: Reframing Concrete Typology with 3D Printing

International researchers continue to explore and refine 3D printing within architecture and progressive techniques regarding extrusion of cement, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Concrete Choreography Prefabrication of 3D…

The Eggshell Process: 3D Printing Ultra-Thin Concrete Structures

Researchers from Zurich, Switzerland continue recent trends in studying progressive techniques in construction, detailing their work in the recently published, ‘Eggshell: Ultra-Thin Three-Dimensional Printed Formwork for Concrete Structures.’ Industrial users…

University of California Thesis: Reviewing 3D Printing in Construction, Including Mars

Andrew Truong recently presented a thesis, ‘State-of-the-Art Review on 3D Printing Technology Applications in Construction,’ to the University of California, Irvine. Reviewing 3D printing in construction, Truong tackles a multi-faceted…

The Netherlands: Assessing 3D Printed Geo-Polymers in Concrete

Researchers from The Netherlands are exploring further potential for 3D printing with concrete, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Life cycle assessment of 3D printing geo-polymer concrete: An ex-ante…

University of Stuttgart Investigating Reinforcement of 3D Printed Concrete

The interest in 3D printed concrete continues to skyrocket – after all, who wouldn’t be interested in a solution that could allow for extremely rapid construction of structures like bridges…

Modular, Digital Construction System for 3D Printing Lightweight Reinforced Concrete Spatial Structures

Spatial structure systems, like lattices, are efficient load-bearing structures that are easy to adapt geometrically and well-suited for column-free, long-spanning constructions, such as hangars and terminals, and in creating free-form…

Thixotropy, Nanoclay and the Optimal Parameters of 3D Printed Concrete

In ‘The Effect of Material Fresh Properties and Process Parameters on Buildability and Interlayer Adhesion of 3D Printed Concrete,’ international authors strive to understand more about materials and parameters in…

3D Printed Bridge Was a Labor of Love for Army Engineer

At Camp Pendleton in Southern California, mechanical engineer Megan Kreiger with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center spent some time recently working with a team on a project…

Testing the Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer 3D Printing Material

In a paper entitled “Effect of Polypropylene Fibre Addition on Properties of Geopolymers Made by 3D Printing for Digital Construction,” a group of researchers investigates the effect of polypropylene (PP)…

Self Repairing Cities Project Continues to Make Progress with Flying Road-Fixing 3D Printers

The holiday season is here…and so is the season for terrible roads. Snow and ice will be ruling the roads for the next few months, and when they go, they…

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printability of Different Types of Concrete

To 3D print concrete, several parameters must be met. It must be able to be extruded through a nozzle, hold its shape once deposited, and also be able to hold…

SCRIM: New Method of 3D Printing Concrete Uses Mesh to Create Lightweight Structures

3D printed construction is a growing field, with new methods being developed on a regular basis. The latest comes from the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) of the Royal…

How Economically Viable is 3D Printing Concrete For Construction?

3D printed concrete construction is becoming a practice that is being taken more seriously than ever before, as bridges, houses and other structures are being printed and shown to be…

How to 3D Print a Bicycle Bridge? Study Discusses Dutch Concrete Printing Project

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company  BAM Infra, and was…

Study Highlights Options for Reinforcing 3D Printed Concrete

3D printing with concrete is causing a shift in the construction industry, but as some experts have pointed out, we need to be careful not to get too caught up…

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 3

As part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES), last year the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of a patented…

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL US Army to Print house in a day: Part 1

Last August, the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of concrete, as part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES)….

NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while…